Over 2012, we will be building up a group working on economics and psychology in Stirling as part of wider networks such as SIRE. Funding proposals are being developed or are currently under review. A number of PhD studentships will be advertised in the New Year. The main topics to be begin with will be (i) Measurement of well-being (ii) Unemployment and well-being (iii) Psychological and biological foundations of time discounting (iv) Personality and economic outcomes across the life-cycle (v) Effect of information provision on key life choices (vi) Behavioural economics and public policy.
Anyone interested should get in contact. Further details will be made available in the New Year. In general, there are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students and postdocs including through the Marie Curie programmes and the Doctoral Training Centers.